By now you can sense it. There is a quietness in the air like everyone has held their breath. You become ultra aware and wide eyed. You know something is coming, and that thing is Fate in the shape of big fat Death.
In the unlikely event you don't know what this is about, this film is based on a series of unfortunate events. With the final installment (we assume) our latest group of kids are watching a car race when Nick has a vision that a car will crash. This will in turn cause other cars to veer off the track and through the barrier in to the crowd of spectators, killing them all in various horrifying ways including fire, decapitation and impalement. Nick snaps out of it but as his premonition begins to come true he tells his friends and gets them out of the stadium, just in time to see a ball of flames explode.
The kids are then very grateful to be alive and become carefree and live each day to the fullest. This is where the bikinis come out when they celebrate at the poolside party. They think they've escaped death but no, you can never escape death, mwa ha ha haaa. We then revisit one of the people who didn't die at the stadium, but should have.
This is where we see fate come in to play. Sharp knives and hooks don't just fall off the side board. Water doesn't just just find its way round corners in to electrical circuits. But in Final Destination land, they do. We've had it all, including speeding buses dashing into view to swipe down a main character. Maybe the most memorable in this instalment is the boy jumping in to the swimming pool after accidentally turning on the pool drainer. He jumps down to the bottom to retrieve a coin and gets sucked by his pants to the bottom. As the suction pressure increases, his internal organs get sucked and spat out through the vent. Nice.
I've been doing some research and a couple of years ago these kids had a premonition then they escaped death and then they all died anyway. That's fate for you.